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Image courtesy of Caroline Templeton ON SPEC THIS GIRL SCOUT KNOWS BEST GREEN ROOFS AND WALLS ARE PART OF OUR SUSTAINABLE FUTURE. SO WHY AREN’T MORE INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS CONNECTING WITH YOUNG PEOPLE? By Caroline Templeton ost people I meet don’t know what a green roof is. At one prospective college visit I asked my tour guide if their college had a green roof. He nodded vigorously “yes” and proudly pointed to a painted green metal roof. This was an “Aha” moment for me. Realizing that there was a need for education about green roofs and their benefits, I decided to LIVING ARCHITECTURE MONITOR M create a green roof educational display for my Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting. My display contains a board that focuses on the benefits of green roofs, how they are constructed, costs, pictures, FAQs, etc. In addition, there is a living green roof module with a cut-out cross-section. I also have a website with information from my project and links for green roof resources. My travelling green roof exhibit debuted at the 7th Annual Greening Rooftops for Sustainable Communities Conference, Awards and Trade Show this past June in Atlanta. It has since been to a local eco-fair and shown to Sarasota County water management officials. The exhibit is on its way for display at the Girl Scouts of Gulf Coast Florida head quarters and in Sarasota County office buildings. It has already reached over 200 people. The best part of talking to people about green roofs is watching their expressions change as FALL 2009

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Fall 2009

Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Fall 2009
City Power
Cities Alive!
Welcome to Toronto
Part 2 of 2: Risk-Reduction Tools
Toward Bird-Friendly Living Architecture
Cities Leading by Example
Q&A: On the Roof With...
7 Million-Square-Feet
Seeding the Future
A Green Roof Capitol City
From "Beantown" To "Greentown"
Beyond the Debate
A More Beautiful Baltimore
Policy Support
Seattle's Green Factor
Understanding The Green Roof Evapotranpiration Process
GHRC Professional Development Calendar
Welcome New Corporate Members
The Girl Scout Knows Best

Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Fall 2009